Working Groups

WG-2: DATA AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

The IIOE-2 efforts under Data and Information Management are primarily directed at supporting individual science plans as well as the overall IIOE-2 program goals, by encouraging early sharing of data using internationally agreed rules of data exchange. In this respect, the IIOE-2 Implementation Strategy has specified a set of key objectives with action items, as specified below:

  • To agree on an IIOE-2 common data exchange policy for data collected under IIOE-2.
  • Agree on a list of core measurements (and associated data types and units) for IIOE-2 scientific activities
  • Agree on sampling and analytical protocols and metadata structure.
  • Agree on quality control/quality assurance procedures for all data types
  • Agree on modalities for, and enable the dissemination of data.
  • Agree on modalities and establish a mechanism for the long-term preservation of IIOE-2 data.
  • Publication of research results
  • Develop ancillary information systems associated with IIOE-2 research.
  • Develop and update data and information management capacity.
  • Establish a Regional Coordination Unit for IIOE-2 Data and Information Management at INCOIS, Hyderabad.

The coordination of the various activities under this Working Group has been mandated to a Committee co-chaired by Ms. Cynthia L. Chandler (cchandler@whoi.edu) of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), MA, USA, and Dr. Harrison Ong'Anda (honganda@kmfri.co.ke) of the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Mombasa. The composition of the Committee is:

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Name Nationality Affiliation
Ms. Cynthia L. Chandler
CO-CHAIR
USA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), MA, USA.
Email: cchandler@whoi.edu
Dr. Harrison O. Ong'Anda
CO-CHAIR
Kenya Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Mombasa, Kenya.
Email: honganda@kmfri.co.ke
Dr. Roger Proctor Australia Integrated Marine Observing System / University of Tasmania, Hobart, 7001, Australia.
Email: roger.proctor@utas.edu.au
Mr. E. Pattabhi Rama Rao India INCOIS, Hyderabad, India.
Email: pattabhi@incois.gov.in
Ms. Nelly Florida Indonesia Indonesia Agency for Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Jakarta, Indonesia.
Email: nelly.florida@bmkg.go.id
Prof. Ntahondi Mcheche Nyandwi Tanzania Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Email: nyandwi@ims.udsm.ac.tz

Terms of Reference

  • Formulate a list of core measurements (and associated data types and units) for IIOE-2 scientific activities, in consultation with the Chairs of WG1 and 4, and the IIOE-2 Co-Chairs.
  • Develop a metadata catalog for projects, cruises, moorings, datasets, publications, etc.
  • Develop quality control/quality assurance procedures for all data types to be gathered during the IIOE-2 scientific activities, and to facilitate their adoption by the Steering Committee of IIOE-2.
  • Develop an IIOE-2 common data exchange policy for data collected under IIOE-2.
  • Agree on modalities for, and enable the dissemination of data.
  • Agree on modalities and establish a mechanism for the long-term preservation of IIOE-2 data.
  • Develop a data policy for IIOE-2.
  • Develop ancillary information systems associated with IIOE-2 research.
  • Develop and update data and information management capacity.
  • Facilitate the establishment of a Regional Coordination Unit for IIOE-2 Data and Information Management at ESSO-INCOIS,Hyderabad.
  • Encourage utilization of ORCiD (person ID) and DOI (Digital Object ID) by scientists involved in IIOE-2 projects.